Business Litigation, Civil Rights, Employment, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice
During an impressive judicial career spanning two decades with the Sacramento County Superior Court, Judge Hersher presided over hundreds of civil litigation matters, and concurrently earned a reputation for fairness and unprecedented work ethic.
Joining Judicate West this year, Judge Hersher shared her mission as a private judge stating, "My goals are to provide a collaborative and collegial process through which disputes are resolved with engaged support, and all aspects of the process are founded in neutrality, integrity, respect, legal scholarship, and decisiveness."
She earned numerous awards and accolades for her outstanding career on the bench, including "Judge of the Year" from the American Board of Trial Advocates, Capital City Trial Lawyers Association, and the Sacramento County Bar Association. Prior to becoming a judge, Judge Hersher was a civil litigation partner with Downey Brand LLP.
With 37 years of combined legal experience as a trial lawyer representing both sides and judicial officer, she has litigated and tried cases in many facets of the law.
Judge Hersher is a frequent instructor and lecturer on civil law and trial issues, and she has served on the committee that drafts and revises Civil Jury Instruction for the state of California for nine years. She has co-authored the California Civil Jury Instruction Handbook for Thomson Reuters and has published numerous articles on civil litigation.